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    • Fourderm Cream 5gm
      Uses and Benefits

       

      Uses and Benefits

      Fourderm cream 5gm is an antifungal and antiseptic cream used in the treatment of teniapedis, cutaneous candidiasis, tenia curious, tinea versicolor, tenia corporis, jock itch, skin and wound injuries, athletes foot, napkin rash etc. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

       

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Fourderm Cream 5gm are Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.20% w/w, Clobetasol propionate 0.05%w/w, Miconazole 2% w/w, and Neomycin 0.5% w/w.

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

       

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Chlorhexidine gluconate has bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties which kill the bacteria or prevents the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the assembly of the bacterial cell wall.
      Clobetasol propionate has anti-inflammatory properties which act by stimulating phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins at the end then inhibit the release of arachidonic acid which helps in the synthesis of prostaglandins. With this, decreases the formation, release, and activity of endogenous chemical mediators of inflammation.
      Miconazole interferes with the essential component of the fungal cell membrane i.e the ergosterol, this drug inhibits the synthesis of ergosterol leads to the leakage of fungal cell wall cellular components.
      Neomycin is a bacteriostatic (stops the bacterial growth) agent interferes with the bacterial protein synthesis.

      Contraindications and Cautions

       

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using the Fourderm Cream 5gm:

      • Hypersenstivity to any of the ingredients used in the Fourderm Cream 5gm such as Chlorhexidine gluconate, Clobetasol propionate, Miconazole, and Neomycin
      Side Effects

       

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Fourderm Cream 5gm. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

      • Skin sensitivity
      • Burning sensation
      • Itching
      • Stretch marks
      • Acne
      • Dry mouth
      • Altered sense of taste
      • Nausea
      • Irritation
      • Redness
      How to Use

       

      How to Use

      Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
      Wash your hands well, before usage. Take a pea sized cream with your index finger; apply gently and evenly on the infected area. Once applied, wash your hands again – unless your hand is the infected area.
      The contact of the cream with the eyes may cause irritation or burning sensation. Thus, to refrain from this risk, ensure you wash your hands thoroughly.
      Repeat the process as many times as suggested by your doctor until most of the symptoms cure/improve or until the prescribed duration of course is completed.
      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose, if you forget your dose use it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and use it according to your normal schedule. Don’t apply two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health and may lead to severe adverse effects.
      For children never use medicine without the consultation of a doctor.

      Overdosage

      Avoid giving more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.

      • Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis
      • Do not take this drug if you had an allergy to this or similar drugs in the past
      • Seek help if you are having an allergic reaction to the drug
      • Alert your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin
      • Avoid Alcohol
      Warnings and Precautions

       

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use the Fourderm Cream 5gm only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Pregnancy:

      Do not take this medicine during pregnancy or planning to get pregnant because it is not known whether the drug is safe during pregnancy or not.

      Lactation:

      Do not use the cream if you are a nursing mother because it is not known whether the drugs may eliminate from breast milk and could harm a breastfed infant or not.

      Drug Interactions:

      Caution always advised when used with other medicines or with any other ointments or creams. It is highly recommended that inform your doctor about your current list of medicines which you start or stop.

      Precautions
      • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
      • Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
      • Do not use Fourderm cream 5gm beyond its expiry.
      • Recap the cream after its use.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

       

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category N: No information available.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Chlorhexidine Gluconate for:

      This medication is a chemical antiseptic, prescribed for gingivitis, cleansing skin and wound areas. It decreases the amount of bacteria in the mouth.

      How does Chlorhexidine Gluconate work:

      Chlorhexidine gluconate works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.

      How should Chlorhexidine Gluconate be used:

      As 0.2% solution: Rinse with 10 ml for 1 min 2-3 timesday. It comes as liquid to rinse the affected area as directed by your physician.

      Common side effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate :

      Oral: Mouth and lip irritation. Using a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing the mouth may help. Do not use mouth rinses that have alcohol in them. Bad taste in your mouth. This most often goes back to normal. - Skin: Dryness. Skin irritation.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis

      What precautions should I take when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate :

      If you have an allergy to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. - Oral: - Very bad gum pain or swelling. - Numbness or tingling in your mouth. - Staining of your mouth, teeth, or fillings. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Chlorhexidine Gluconate with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Chlorhexidine Gluconate :

      Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).

      Pregnancy Category

      Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

      Therapeutic Classification

      MouthThroat Preparations, Skin Antiseptics & Disinfectants

      Seller Information
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      CIPLA

      vema indl estate goa 403722 india

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      CIPLA

      vema indl estate goa 403722 india

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